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March 5, 2015

Shorties (An Interview with Elena Ferrante, Bjork's MoMA Exhibit, and more)

The Paris Review interviewed author Elena Ferrante.

The New York Times reviewed MoMA's new Bjork exhibit.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Elizabeth McCracken, who was awarded The Story Prize for her collection Thunderstruck.

Mashable interviewed Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie.

Jenna Leigh Evans interviewed author Victor LaValle.

The Guardian shared a playlist of Middle eastern and north African music.

The Guardian profiled author Sarah Manguso.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviewed Chastity Belt guitarist Julia Shapiro.

Rookie also interviewed the band.

Author Megan Kruse interviewed herself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Read an excerpt from Kruse's novel Call Me Home.

Pitchfork interviewed Madonna.

Bookworm interviewed author Joyce Carol Oates.

Rocks Off interviewed Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Publishers Weekly recommended comics about cooking and eating.

DCist and Midnight Sun interviewed Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

Electric Literature shared a cheat sheet for books released by independent publishers this year.

Treble listed essential advice songs.

The New Yorker examined the rise of the nameless narrator in fiction.

Fresh Air interviewed Kim Gordon about her new memoir Girl in a Band.

Congressman and Civil Rights legend John Lewis discussed the books he carried in the 1960s at Medium.

i-D examined the homogenization of music subcultures.

BuzzFeed recommended books by transgender women.

Stream a new Joanna Gruesome song.

Neil Gaiman on Douglas Adams.

Brothers in Yarn's new song "Simple Math and Its Consequences" was inspired by John Darnielle's novel Wolf in White Van.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)

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